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Maya Angelou won't attend Major League Baseball next week because of health reasons

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2008 file photo, poet Maya Angelou is shown in Washington. Angelou will not attend the 2014 MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon where she will be honored due to issues with her health. Major League Baseball announced Friday, May 23, 2014 because of “health reasons” the 86-year-old won’t make it to the May 30 event in Houston before the annual Civil Rights Game. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert,File)

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FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2008 file photo, poet Maya Angelou is shown in Washington. Angelou will not attend the 2014 MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon where she will be honored due to issues with her health. Major League Baseball announced Friday, May 23, 2014 because of “health reasons” the 86-year-old won’t make it to the May 30 event in Houston before the annual Civil Rights Game. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert,File)

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Maya Angelou will not attend the 2014 MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon, where she will be honoured.

Major League Baseball cited "health reasons" Friday in saying the 86-year-old won't make it to the May 30 event in Houston, Texas, before the annual Civil Rights Game.

Angelou cancelled an event last month in Fayetteville, Arkansas, because she was recovering from an "unexpected ailment" that sent her to the hospital.

Robin Roberts will be the keynote at the baseball event, which will also honour Motown Records founder Berry Gordy and football great Jim Brown.

Angelou says in a statement she respects MLB for holding the annual event. She did not disclose the nature of her illness.

The Houston Astros will host the Baltimore Orioles in this year's Civil Rights Game.

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Civil Rights Game: http://www.MLB.com/civilrightsgame

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